Sustainable schools project boosts exam results

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 by Roger East
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Construction, Innovation

The pupil-friendly design of several Bristol schools has helped to increase the percentage of pupils gaining 5 A*-to-C grades.

Kung Fu and the art of living in systems

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 by Jeremy Mathieu
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Leadership

There’s conflict within every system, but we can learn to respond with grace and creativity – argues Jeremy Mathieu, a student of the martial arts and sustainability professional.

“There is no perfect city, nor is any city smarter than the rest”

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: Cities , Diagnosis, Innovation, International development, Leadership , Population, Sustainable business, Tourism

As Singapore prepares to host three environmental summits in a week, Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, tells Anna Simpson why it’s a golden opportunity for global cities to look 50 years into the future and discuss the common challenges they face.

Why grey needs to be the next green

Friday, 25 April 2014 by Sally Uren
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Communications , Diagnosis, Innovation, Leadership

The green movement is facing a branding challenge, says Sally Uren, CEO Forum for the Future. Is it time we learned to love grey?

"Culture is centre stage in the need to rethink economic models", says Alison Tickell

Monday, 21 April 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Creative industries, Diagnosis, Innovation, Sustainable business

The arts, heritage and creativity should be at the heart of our post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal, says the CEO of Julie's Bicycle.

Golden years: a resource of experience and enterprise

Friday, 18 April 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Leadership

Jon Turney makes the case for valuing old age as the world's elderly population grows.

"Engaged children become engaged adults"

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: Behaviour change, Cities , Communications , Diagnosis, Economy, Education, Health, Innovation, International development, Population

Abid Aslam, Editor of ‘The State of the World’s Children’ at UNICEF, tells Duncan Jefferies why city authorities should work in close partnership with children and their communities.

Children should be at the heart of future cities

Monday, 14 April 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Cities , Diagnosis, Education, International development, Population

A child-friendly city is better for everyone, finds Duncan Jefferies.

Re-programming the mind for greener living

Friday, 11 April 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: Behaviour change, Waste

Dr Stewart Barr of the University of Exeter delves into the psychology of habit.

Coca-Cola Enterprises launches online challenge to increase at home recycling rates

Monday, 31 March 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: Behaviour change, Consumption, Waste

Members of the online community will generate ideas for innovative solutions to close the gap between intentions and actions.


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